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[movies]Carcassonne - Milan Herzog
Lesson 119 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Here is outstanding cinematography of the ruined castle of Carcassonne and environs. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Carcassonne; French language instruction
Downloads: 300
[movies]Le Camping - Milan Herzog
Lesson 117 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French languauge instruction series of 1961. Here, young women ride their bicycles to a pictursque bluff overlooking a small vineyard with the castle of Carcassone in the distance. They unload their camping eqipment, cook dinner, pitch the tent, and settle down for the night, in the most idyllic film of the series. This print is a Kodachrome answer print from producer Milan Herzog's private collection...
Keywords: French language instruction; Carcassone
Downloads: 759
[movies]La Tour Eiffel - Milan Herzog
Lesson 81 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French languauge instruction series of 1961. This film contains magnificent shots of the Eiffel Tower and views of Paris. Producer Milan Herzog is seen briefly having a drink with a woman (believed to be his wife, Ronnie)at a table at 3:42. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: French language instruction; Eiffel Tower
Downloads: 907
[movies]Le Pardon - Milan Herzog
Lesson 64 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Here, we witness the "Benediction of the Sea" festival, with traditional dress and music, and a wonderful sequence of the blessing the fleet of fishing boats. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Bretagne; Brittany; French language instruction
Downloads: 220
[movies]Les Jardin De Versailles - Milan Herzog
Lesson 85 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Here, the gardens of Versailles are shown in exceptional cinematography. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: garden; Versailles; French language instruction
Downloads: 391
[audio]Rouse: A Greek Boy at Home (Ariphron) - Ariphron
Audio for W. H. D. Rouse's elementary Attic Greek reader "A Greek Boy at Home" (1909).
Keywords: Ancient Greek; Attic Greek Language Instruction
Downloads: 31
[texts]Instruction of the deaf and dumb; or, a theoretical and practical view of the means by which they are taught to speak and understand a language; containing hints for the correction of impediments in speech: together with a vocabulary illustrated by numerous copperplates .. - Watson, Joseph,1765?-1829
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1425542)
Keywords: Speech instruction; English language; Language instruction; Vocabulary
Downloads: 49
[movies]Campos Manchegos - Milan Herzog
Lesson 11 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Emilio en España' Spanish language instruction series of 1965. This film focuses on age-old farming practices in the Meseta Central, including mule and wooden plow. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Meseta Central; Spain; Spanish language instruction
Downloads: 521
[movies]Chaumont - Milan Herzog
Lesson 67 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Filmed at the famed chateau on the Loire, it begins with a home scene where the husband enjoys a cigarette. His wife is dressed in a magnificent high-fasion dress. The cinematography is stunning, and they arrive at the chateau in a Simca Aronde 1300 Deluxe coupe. We are attempting to determine the names of these actors...
Keywords: Chaumont; chateau; Loire; Simca; French language instruction
Downloads: 420
[movies]Le Palais De Versailles - Milan Herzog
Lesson 84 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Austere in its grandeur, this most Gallic of films make precious little use of language, in detailing the interior of the palace of Versailles. Here we visit the Hall of Mirrors, Louis XIV's bedchamber, and numerous interior details, ending with hollow footsteps echoing below the grand staircase...
Keywords: Louis XIV; Versailles; French language instruction
Downloads: 267
[movies]Je Parle Français, Lessons 1-13 - Milan Herzog
The 'Je Parle Français' series of French Language Instruction films was filmed in 1960-61 and produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Film's Milan Herzog in conjunction with Otterbein College professor La Velle Rosselot, and Georges Matoré, Dean of the Language & Civilization Dept, Sorbonne. Rosselot was the prime educational consultant and curriculum developer for the film project. Her father was a history professor at Otterbein, and her brother Gerald was one of the founders of Scientific Atlan...
Keywords: Encyclopedia Britannica; Milan Herzog; Language Instruction; French
Downloads: 5,605
[movies]Le Mont Saint-Michel - Milan Herzog
This is Lesson 52 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Here, Margot writes a letter in which she describes Mont Saint-Michel, while sitting in a café. In the background, lunch is being prepared, while interested local citizens and tourists investigate and walk into the set. The film includes wonderful aerial, establishment, and detail shots of Mont Saint-Michel...
Keywords: Mont Saint-Michel; French language instruction
Downloads: 439
[movies]Bilingual Baby, Vol. 2: Spanish
Spanish immersion language instruction video for young children.
Keywords: vhs; educational videos; spanish language instruction
Downloads: 320
[texts]Signs in deaf mute education : an explanation and defense of the American system of deaf mute education - Keep, John Robinson,1810-1884
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3008622)
Keywords: Sign language; Teaching methods; Language instruction
Downloads: 68
[movies]Fête Folklorique - Milan Herzog
Lesson 65 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. The ilm begins with a parade in Bretagne with traditional dress, accompanied by bagpipes. Leter actors Ghislaine Dumont and Jean Landret meet traditional dancers who perform a round dance, accompanied by chanter and bagpipes. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Bretagne; Brittany; bagpipe; folklore; dance; French language instruction
Downloads: 541
[texts]L'art d'enseigner à parler aux sourds-muets de naissance - L'Epée, Charles-Michel de,1712-1789
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1425422)
Keywords: Speech instruction; Articulation (Speech); Language instruction; French language; Educational methods
Downloads: 161
[audio]John Williams White: First Greek Book - Ariphron
Audio for John Williams White's "A First Greek Book", 1896. These are short passages adapted from Xenophon's Anabasis.
Keywords: Greek HIstory; Ancient Greek; Attic Greek Language Instruction
Downloads: 21
[audio]Pharr: Homeric Greek (Ariphron) - Ariphron
Audio for Clyde Pharr's "Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners" (1920). These are sentences, designed as translation exercises, that practice the vocabulary and grammar found in Book 1 of Homer's Iliad.
Keywords: Ancient Greek; Homeric Greek; Epic Greek Language Instruction
Downloads: 35
[texts]ERIC ED373545: CLAD/BCLAD Certificate Handbook. - ERIC
The primary purpose of this handbook is to assist teachers who want or need to become authorized by the state of California to teach limited-English-proficient (LEP) students by earning the new Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) or Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificates. Section 1 discusses who is required to hold the CLAD/BCLAD certificates, which were first authorized for issuance in July 1994 and replace Language Development Spe...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Bilingual Education; Elementary Secondary Education; English (Second Language); Limited English Speaking; Native Language Instruction; Second Language Instruction; State Standards; Teacher Certification
[movies]Molinos De Viento - Milan Herzog
Lesson 12 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Emilio en España' Spanish language instruction series of 1965. This film focuses on the mill culture of La Mancha as they visit an ancient waterwheel (noria), a country bakery, and view the fascinating inner workings of a centuries-old windmill, as they tour the Meseta Central in their Land Rover Series II SWB. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Land Rover Series II; La Mancha; windmill; noria; Spanish language instruction
Downloads: 668
[texts]ERIC ED388043: The "Anchor" Method: Principle and Practice. - ERIC
This report discusses the "anchor" language learning method that is based upon derivation rather than construction, using Italian as an example of a language to be learned. This method borrows from the natural process of language learning as it asks the student to remember whole expressions that serve as vehicles for learning both words and rules, which may later result in additional expressions. The starting point is a collection of sentences grouped according to a single, common, often irregul...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Italian; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning; Student Interests; Student Motivation; Teaching Methods
[texts]ERIC ED372597: Da Que Hablar (Something To Talk About), 1991-1993. - ERIC
This document consists of all 14 issues of a bimonthly serial, from its inception in May 1991 through November 1993. "Da Que Hablar" provides numerous authentic materials from magazines and newspapers to stimulate discussion in Spanish in the foreign language classroom. The articles cover topics such as current events, cultural issues, sports, celebrity profiles, and cities to visit. Comprehension questions follow each section, and activities such as crossword puzzles are also included...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Content Area Reading; Higher Education; Illustrations; Instructional Materials; Second Language Instruction; Secondary Education; Spanish
[texts]ERIC ED376707: Language Learning Strategies: An Update. ERIC Digest. - ERIC
This digest discusses second language learning strategies--specific actions, behaviors, steps, or techniques students used to improve their progress in apprehending, internalizing, and using the second language. The first section discusses characteristics of good language learners. The second section highlights research findings that suggest successful language learners often use strategies in an orchestrated fashion...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classification; Classroom Techniques; Language Research; Learning Strategies; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning
[texts]ERIC ED364072: An Essay on Toffee Apple and Treacle Tart, Being an Imitation of Cockney Punning for TOEFL and TEASL. - ERIC
This paper examines the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) in different lights and from different angles. Particular attention is focused on the following: (1) language acquisition is an intellectual process; (2) the goal for the second-language learner is mastery; (3) the standard of English in Hong Kong; and (4) "standard" English. (VWL)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; English (Second Language); Foreign Countries; Language Variation; Second Language Instruction; Standard Spoken Usage
[texts]ERIC ED367144: Spanish-Language Ads and Public Service Announcements in the Foreign Language Classroom. ERIC Digest. - ERIC
This digest presents a technique and activities for using Spanish language ads and public service announcements in the Spanish foreign language classroom. The technique has been used successfully with students in the Galveston-Houston, Texas area. Segments of the scripts of one announcement and one commercial advertisement are provided, as well as steps for using the segments. (VWL)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advertising; Class Activities; Classroom Techniques; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning; Spanish; Videotape Recordings
[texts]ERIC ED383214: Le francais assiste par ordinateur des colleges et des universities du Canada (French CALL in Canadian Colleges and Universities). - ERIC
This directory presents the results of a national survey of Canadian colleges and universities concerning faculty's use of computer-assisted French language instruction. The listings, arranged alphabetically by province or territory, and within these by institution, contain the responding faculty member's name, address, e-mail address, fax and telephone numbers, software developer or user, software type, linguistic content, language emphasis (French as a second or native language), instructional...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; College Faculty; College Second Language Programs; Colleges; Computer Assisted Instruction; Computers; Directories; Foreign Countries; French; Higher Education; Language Teachers; National Surveys; Native Language Instruction; Second Language Instruction; Second Languages; Teaching Methods; Universities
[texts]ERIC ED389203: Transportation, with Sub-Themes Communities and Careers. [A Fully Integrated Instructional Unit.] - ERIC
This lesson plan for the first grade uses information on transportation, with sub-themes of communities and careers, to provide history/social science education for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in San Diego, California. Activities and materials from the State scholastic science kit are also used, as are songs, poems, music, and games. Instructional components include second language development, primary language instruction, specially designed academic instruction in second language...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Bilingual Education; Community Involvement; English (Second Language); Grade 1; History Instruction; Lesson Plans; Limited English Speaking; Native Language Instruction; Parent Participation; Primary Education; Science Instruction; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning; Self Esteem; State Departments of Education; Transportation
[texts]ERIC ED372623: Transitional Intervention Program (Project TIP). Community School District 10. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OER Report. - ERIC
This report presents an evaluation of the Transitional Intervention Program (Project TIP), an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its second year of operation at Public Schools 33 and 85 in the Bronx, New York. The project served a total of 383 students of limited English proficiency in grades one through five. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and the content areas of mathematics and scie...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Achievement; Bilingual Education; Bilingual Education Programs; Curriculum Development; Elementary Education; English (Second Language); Instructional Materials; Limited English Speaking; Native Language Instruction; Parent Participation; Program Descriptions; Program Effectiveness; Program Evaluation; Questionnaires; Second Language Instruction; Staff Development; Transitional Programs
[texts]ERIC ED372656: Communicative ESL Teaching. Training Packet for a Two-Session Workshop. Study of ABE/ESL Instructor Training Approaches. - ERIC
The guide is one of a series designed to assist adult basic education (ABE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instructors, both professionals and volunteers, in developing teaching skills. The materials are intended for a two-workshop series, with activities for participants to accomplish between the sessions, which are scheduled ideally about two months apart. They are also designed to guide workshop leaders in modeling the adult learning principles upon which they are based...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adult Basic Education; Adult Learning; Assignments; Class Activities; Classroom Techniques; Communicative Competence (Languages); Educational Strategies; English (Second Language); Instructional Materials; Lesson Plans; Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction); Second Language Instruction; Teacher Education; Workshops
[texts]ERIC ED372599: Clarendon Alternative School Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program: Curriculum Sampler. - ERIC
Sample lessons and instructional materials from a Japanese bilingual/bicultural elementary school program are presented. The lessons are designed to integrate Japanese language instruction with content instruction, using thematic units related to the core curriculum. The ten lessons are organized by target grade (K-5), and describe classroom procedures, additional instructional materials used, and group and individual activities, and may contain student worksheets, instructional aids, photograph...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Bilingual Education Programs; Class Activities; Course Content; Cultural Awareness; Curriculum Design; Elementary Education; English (Second Language); Grammar; History Instruction; Instructional Materials; Japanese; Lesson Plans; Native Language Instruction; Science Instruction; Second Language Instruction; Second Languages; Vocabulary Development
[texts]ERIC ED373546: CLAD/BCLAD Examinations. Test Specifications. - ERIC
This draft handbook provides descriptions and summaries of the six tests that California elementary and secondary teachers must pass to earn the Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) or Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificates. The six tests include: (1) "Language Structure and First- and Second-Language Development"; (2) "Methodology of Bilingual, English Language Development, and Content Instruction"; (3) "Culture and Culture Diversit...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Bilingual Education; Cultural Awareness; Elementary Secondary Education; English (Second Language); Language Skills; Limited English Speaking; Native Language Instruction; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning; State Standards; Teacher Certification; Teaching Methods
[texts]ERIC ED375302: The Year in Review. Volume 3: 1993-1994. Reports of Research Conducted by Adult Education Practitioner-Researchers from Virginia. - ERIC
This document reports findings of eight Virginia adult educators who designed and conducted research projects within their programs. Abstracts and bibliographies appear first. "Why Tutors Do What They Do" (Karen Cook, Jean Dooley, Charles Fuller) examines responses of volunteer literacy tutors to questions about their expectations and training. "Reflective Journal Writing and Its Effects on Teaching Adults" (Susan Holt) reports on an evaluation of a journal writing activity which teachers undert...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adult Basic Education; Adult Literacy; Dropout Characteristics; Dropout Research; Educational Research; Employer Attitudes; English (Second Language); Family Literacy; Journal Writing; Literacy Education; Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction); Needs Assessment; Participation; Portfolios (Background Materials); Second Language Instruction; Tutors; Volunteers
[texts]ERIC ED379933: Proposition d'une didactique de l'orthographe ayant recours au correcteur orthographique (Proposal for a Teaching Methodology for Spelling Using a Spell-Checker). - ERIC
A study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of a spelling instruction method using a computer spell-checking program. The proposed teaching methodology is supported by theoretical hypotheses drawn from the field of cognitive psychology associated with the learning of spelling and pedagogical principles associated with the teaching of spelling. Subjects were 20 francophone and 5 anglophone federal employees in Canada...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; Computer Assisted Instruction; Error Analysis (Language); Error Patterns; Foreign Countries; French; Government Employees; Instructional Effectiveness; Native Language Instruction; Second Language Instruction; Spelling Instruction; Teaching Methods; Word Processing
[texts]ERIC ED384256: Hands-On English: A Periodical for Teachers and Tutors of Adult English as a Second Language, 1994-1995. - ERIC
This document consists of the six newsletter issues published during the 1994-1995 volume year. Intended for teachers and tutors of adult English as a Second Language (ESL), issues contain articles, book and materials reviews, letters, classroom techniques and activities, and announcements concerning the teaching of adult ESL. Articles address these topics: multilevel classes; student research; testing; online professional discussions; and literacy education; and a variety of classroom activitie...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adult Basic Education; Adult Literacy; Book Reviews; Class Activities; Classroom Research; Classroom Techniques; Cultural Education; English (Second Language); Games; Grammar; Instructional Materials; Literacy Education; Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction); Second Language Instruction; Student Research; Teaching Methods
[texts]ERIC ED379950: From the Classroom to the Community: A Fifteen-Year Experiment in Refugee Education. Language in Education: Theory and Practice 86. - ERIC
This book describes the unique educational program established in 1980 for United States-bound refugees in Southeast Asia. It analyzes the forces that led to the launching of the program and discusses some of its most innovative practices. Written by the program planners and educators, the book focuses on the following: providing instruction in native language literacy; enhancing parents' involvement in their children's education; and integrating educational and social services for young adults...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Acculturation; Adults; Children; Daily Living Skills; English (Second Language); Family School Relationship; Foreign Countries; Hmong People; Land Settlement; Literacy Education; Native Language Instruction; Parent Participation; Program Descriptions; Public Policy; Refugees; Second Language Instruction; Social Services; Young Adults
[texts]ERIC ED367172: Teaching Language Minority Students through the Newspapers. - ERIC
The newspaper can be a stimulating and effective teaching resource in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom, bilingual classroom, or any class with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. ESL teachers can use English-language newspapers to teach both basic language skills and content areas (math, science, social studies). Mainstream classroom teachers with LEP students can use newspapers to provide situations for second language learning...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Classroom Communication; Elementary Secondary Education; English (Second Language); Instructional Effectiveness; Instructional Materials; Language Skills; Limited English Speaking; Literacy Education; Native Language Instruction; Newspapers; Second Language Instruction; Skill Development
[texts]ERIC ED367154: The Development of Self Assessment Skills in TESOL Teacher Preparation. - ERIC
Recent emphasis on process over method in second language teacher training is ascribed to: (1) difficulty in establishing the superiority of any single instructional approach; (2) increased emphasis on the contribution of the learner to instructional outcomes; and (3) emergence of process-oriented syllabus design. It is proposed that the process model, which negotiates content and procedure on the basis of student needs, perceptions, and learning styles, is the most direct and effective way of t...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; English (Second Language); Foreign Countries; Instructional Effectiveness; Language Teachers; Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction); Practicums; Questioning Techniques; Second Language Instruction; Self Evaluation (Individuals); Teacher Education; Teaching Methods
[texts]ERIC ED381018: Integrating Foreign Language and Content Instruction in Grades K-8. ERIC Digest. - ERIC
This Digest focuses on the method of teaching foreign languages in Kindergarten through Grade 8 using content-based instruction. In this approach, the foreign language is used as the medium for teaching subject content, such as mathematics or social studies. In content-based instruction, students become proficient in the language because the focus is on the exchange of important messages, and language use is purposeful...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Curriculum Design; Elementary Education; Instructional Innovation; Integrated Curriculum; Second Language Instruction; Teaching Methods; Thematic Approach
[texts]ERIC ED381020: The History of Language Laboratories--Origin and Establishment. - ERIC
This paper discusses the history of language laboratories. It was Edison's invention of the tin foil phonograph in 1877 that made the first language laboratories possible. It was used for a foreign language class for the first time in 1891. At first, records were mainly used to preserve rare languages, but in the late 1800s and early 1900s, correspondence courses were developed using records. Students listened to records, recorded their own voices speaking the languages, and sent their recording...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational History; Educational Innovation; Foreign Countries; Language Laboratories; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning; Tape Recordings; Television
[texts]ERIC ED381025: Organizing a CAI Contest. - ERIC
Since 1992, teachers of foreign language computer assisted instruction (CAI) at the Tanabe Campus of Doshisha University (Japan) have hosted a CAI contest for freshmen and sophomores. The purpose of the contest is to make all students aware of foreign language CAI classes, to encourage them to enroll in such classes, and to encourage students of foreign language CAI to study hard. The contest is not difficult to organize or to administer, and it is not expensive to carry out if there are compute...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Students; Computer Assisted Instruction; Foreign Countries; Higher Education; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning
[texts]ERIC ED388253: JUGAME: Game Style ICAI System for Kanji Idiom Learning. - ERIC
In learning the Japanese language, kanji idiom learning is as important as kanji (Chinese characters) learning. A kanji idiom intelligent computer assisted instructional (ICAI) system called JUGAME was developed. It can handle approximately 3,000 kanji idioms and has a puzzle game environment within a learning environment using Open Software Foundation (OSF)/Motif graphic user interface. In this environment, it is the goal of the game for students to find all kanji idioms hidden in the puzzle by...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Assisted Instruction; Foreign Countries; Games; Idioms; Intelligent Tutoring Systems; Japanese; Puzzles; Second Language Instruction
[texts]ERIC ED388233: Assessing the Effectiveness of Multimedia in Language Learning Software. - ERIC
In this paper, the effectiveness of a "CyberBuch," a multimedia program for reading authentic German texts, is assessed in three areas. First, based on user evaluation of the visual interface design, the usability of the program is assessed with particular regard to user reaction to the multimedia components of the program. Second, learner behavior while using the program is tracked, and the types of multimedia links chosen are tracked...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audiovisual Aids; German; Instructional Effectiveness; Multimedia Instruction; Multimedia Materials; Reading Comprehension; Second Language Instruction; Short Term Memory; Vocabulary
[texts]ERIC ED388224: Hypermedia Tutoring System: Towards an Architecture Dedicated to the WEB Specification. - ERIC
The first stage of the HyTuS (Hypermedia Tutoring System) project, developed by the Alliance Francaise (a training institute supplying French courses for foreigners in France and abroad), and professional partners, is presented. The aim of the project is to provide a hypermedia CD-ROM-based environment for learning French according to the Alliance Francaise educational programs, and to provide learners with specific views (WEBs) of the CD-ROM database...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Assisted Instruction; Educational Technology; Foreign Countries; French; Hypermedia; Intelligent Tutoring Systems; Native Language Instruction; Optical Data Disks
[texts]ERIC ED388118: Workplace Literacy Program (WPL) at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Final Evaluation. - ERIC
This document describes the procedures for and results of the external evaluation of the workplace literacy program for underemployed garment industry workers with low English skills at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. in Chinatown in New York City. The document describes the evaluation design and methodology as well as the evaluation results, which include results from context, input, process, and product evaluations...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; English (Second Language); Evaluation Methods; Fashion Industry; Literacy Education; Program Evaluation; Second Language Instruction; Staff Development; Workplace Literacy
[texts]ERIC ED382035: We Can Talk: Cooperative Learning in the Elementary ESL Classroom. ERIC Digest. - ERIC
Language Acquisition is determined by a complex interaction of a number of critical input, output, and context variables. This digest examines these variables and reveals that cooperative learning has a dramatic positive impact on almost all of the variables critical to language acquisition. The examination looks at how cooperative learning transforms input, output, and context variables in the direction of facilitating language acquisition, suggesting the effectiveness of using cooperative lear...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; Cooperative Learning; Elementary Education; English (Second Language); Feedback; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning
[texts]ERIC ED382026: Drama in the Languages Classroom. Pathfinder 19. A CILT Series for Language Teachers. - ERIC
A discussion of drama as a method for second language instruction looks at rationale, requirements, techniques, and classroom procedures. The first chapter examines the connections between drama and language learning, and proposes that drama can be useful with any teaching style. Issues discussed here include encouragement of pupil talk, support of individual development, student ability level, and the role of drama in Britain's National Curriculum...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; Drama; Foreign Countries; Improvisation; Instructional Design; Role Playing; Second Language Instruction; Second Languages; Simulation; Teaching Methods
[texts]ERIC ED383342: Proficiency Orientation in Foreign Language Education: Implications for Instructional Design. - ERIC
For the second language student, proficiency is a measure of what tasks can be accomplished with acquired language and how well they can be accomplished. The necessity for specification of functional proficiency arose, and resulted in the publication of guidelines by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)'s guidelines delineating functional proficiency in five areas: speaking, writing, reading, listening, and culture...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communicative Competence (Languages); Educational Strategies; Guidelines; Instructional Design; Instructional Development; Instructional Systems; Language Proficiency; Second Language Instruction
[texts]ERIC ED383168: Status- und Steuerelemente fur sprachbezoegene Ubungsprogramme (Status and Control Elements for Language Related Training Program). - ERIC
To use computers as a medium to learn a language, there is need for some GUI-elements indicating and regulating the actual status of training. These elements have to be separated into obligatory ones, useful in almost all CALL-software, and facultative ones, necessary for most "teachware." Due to a general need of reducing the difficulties to get into the use of a training program for language learning, a standardization, as far as possible, of these GUI-elements should be aimed for...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Assisted Instruction; Computer Software; German; Languages for Special Purposes; Professional Training; Second Language Instruction; Standards
[texts]ERIC ED383169: "Networking with Foreign Language Colleagues: Professional Development on the Internet. - ERIC
This article describes FLTEACH, the Foreign Language Teaching Forum on the Listserv computer Internet service running from the computer at State University of New York at Buffalo. FLTEACH is a forum for communication for foreign language teachers at the elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Initially started for New York teachers, it has expanded into a national and international communication effort...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Networks; Electronic Mail; Higher Education; Information Systems; Internet; Language Teachers; Professional Development; Second Language Instruction; Teacher Associations
[texts]ERIC ED384221: Pragmatics and TESOL: Using Authentic Language Data. - ERIC
Because all human communication, whether among native or non-native speakers, is inherently problematic, ambiguous, and subject to negotiation, learners of a second language should be taught to cope with ambiguity, approximations, hypotheses, and guesses rather than be pushed to find the "right answer." Much of the instructional material presented in second language courses for development of comprehension is inappropriate...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Comprehension; English (Second Language); Foreign Countries; Instructional Materials; Media Selection; Pragmatics; Second Language Instruction; Second Languages
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